In Tuscany there are many typical dishes fit for all tastes. Without a doubt, however, the potato tortelli agree with everyone. That’s why you can not miss the wild boar and tortello Festival in Borgo San Lorenzo!
The gastronomic tradition in Mugello is ancient and dates back to the Middle Ages.
Every locality on the roads of greater transit acquired the function of “mercatale”, that is a reference point for the exchanges of products of agriculture and craftsmanship.
So many “Hoteliers” were born who gave shelter for the night and could provide, according to the need of the traveller, only the stabling of the beasts or even table and wine, or meals.
From this tradition the territory of Mugello has inherited a few dishes, all important and typical with “natural” flavors because seasoned with traditional aromas and hardly contaminated by richer ingredients.
Lovers of healthy, simple and tasty cuisine are invited to immerse themselves in the reality of a Tuscan territory halfway between Florence and Bologna where they will discover a cuisine and a wealth of products of the land that have preserved over time the authenticity of their traditions.
The gastronomy of these places is perfectly suited to the current lifestyle where you are looking for genuineness and quality.
Potato tortelli are a typical first course of Tuscany and specifically of Mugello. These are large squares of pasta (sometimes they are also made in the form of “crescent”) filled with a mixture of boiled potatoes, garlic and parsley. Potato tortelli must be made strictly by hand.
This first dish in Mugello owes its peculiarity to the combination of ingredients and processing systems, which have remained the same for centuries. They have a very ancient tradition so much so that already Luigi Pulci, a poet of the fifteenth century of the court of Lorenzo the Magnificent, praised the tortello’s goodness in his verses.
Here are the best places to eat Mugello’s potatoes tortelli:
But if you want to taste the goodness of the potato tortello together with the typical meat dishes then you can not miss the wild boar and tortello Festival of Borgo San Lorenzo.
The wild boar and Tortello Festival takes place every year in august in Luco di Mugello, a hamlet of Borgo San Lorenzo (FI).
In the menu of the festival there are the typical Mugello tortelli (offered with game or classic ragù) and the wild boar specialties, such as:
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